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A reluctantly retired vaudevillian clashes with his producer son who thinks his father's entertainment is passe and audiences need something more sophisticated. Meanwhile the producer's father and sister secretly produce their own show.
This film was initially telecast in Los Angeles Tuesday 11 February 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia 10 March 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6); in San Francisco it was not aired until 12 June 1961 on KGO (Channel 7), and New York City televiewers did not get a look at it until 7 November 1962 on WCBS (Channel 2). At this time, color broadcasting was in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so these film showings were all still in B&W. Viewers were not offered the opportunity to see these films in their original Technicolor until several years later.
Here we are - three weeks before the opening and we haven't got a leading lady.
Impressionist Dean Murphy, impersonating Joe E. Brown, is in a barnyard sketch with Nancy Walker. His armpit sweat varies from shot to shot - very wet, a couple smalls spots, dry and wet again.
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